Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Goodnight Mom

This little gem was in the back of this month's Parenting Magazine... I thought it was so great (and completely real!) that I had to re post it. Enjoy!

Goodnight Mom by Sarah Jio

(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

In the messy green

family room

There was a telemarketer

ringing the telephone

And a crying toddler

because his brother just popped his

red balloon

And a picture of-

The cow jumping over the moon

(which someone colored on

with permanent marker)

And there was a missing

teddy bear, and a girl with

gum in her hair

And one to be scolded

And laundry to be folded

And a very hungry spouse

And something stinky in the house

(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky

baby who just won't shush

And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@!

Goodnight messy room

Goodnight scribbled-on moon

Goodnight cow getting out while she can

Goodnight telemarketers and the

popped balloon

Goodnight long-gone teddy bear

Goodnight cereal bar smeared all

over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup

And goodnight leaky sippy cup

Goodnight much-too-little house and

goodnight grumpy spouse

Goodnight comb and goodnight brush

And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old

who just needs to hush right now and I mean it

Goodnight Elmo

Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,

or the next day

Hello chardonnay and TiVo-

"me" time finally

I think I like the new version better (and thats saying something, since the old version is one of my all time favorite).

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